A very traditional Middle Eastern salad. It is so good and so simple you will wonder why you haven't made this before.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash and dry arugula leaves. Arrange leaves on a large plate and layer with onions, mushrooms and tomato.

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  • Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and sumac. Season to taste with salt, and pour over the salad.

Note

Sumac, available as a ground spice in Middle Eastern markets, comes from the dried berries of a shrub that grows wild in Mediterranean areas. The taste is sour, fruity and astringent.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 1.8g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 22.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
I just bought this dish from my local supermarket in Qatar today. It was so delicious I had to find the recipe. It also goes by the name Jirjir as the translation is literal from Arabic Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2009
We thought this was OK. It wasn't bad; it just wasn't great. I used shallot instead of onion because I prefer the milder flavor; otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It just seemed to be missing something. I think some fresh herbs like parsley and mint would have helped and maybe some garlic. Thanks anyway. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
I just bought this dish from my local supermarket in Qatar today. It was so delicious I had to find the recipe. It also goes by the name Jirjir as the translation is literal from Arabic Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2009
We thought this was OK. It wasn't bad; it just wasn't great. I used shallot instead of onion because I prefer the milder flavor; otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It just seemed to be missing something. I think some fresh herbs like parsley and mint would have helped and maybe some garlic. Thanks anyway. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2010
DH liked this maybe he has had it before. I didn't really like it but I will make it again for DH. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
Delicious! Great as is Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2016
we usually add red onions instead of white and add some seeds of pomegranate Read More